Our expert says:
You CAN stop, and please start by stopping telling yourself that you can't ! Its sad that you can find so many doctors prepared to prescribe drugs they know can be addictive, without being necessarily suspicious.
A geographical move doesn't usually solve problems ; it often reduces the resources available to you, and the problems are usually the first thing you unpack.
A therapist should be able to help you to come to terms with the earlier abuse, and to help you refuse to allow your father to continue abusing you ( which he is doing, remotely, so long as you allow yourself to accept the damage he inflicted. ) The standards of health care in NZ are hih, and maybe you'll find it easier to work ith their psychiatrists and psychologists, and with it being harder to find sloppy GPs to provide prescriptions, it may be easier for you to give up the meds that are not helping you at all.
And Liza is right --- seek out branches of NA
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